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by Shuggie
14 Nov 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What CX Bike Models do you know?
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: What CX Bike Models do you know?

Kinesis Crosslight 5T Disc is superb for what you want, takes mudguards, panniers, 2 water bottles. I use mine for my 18 mile commute and have no worries about stripping it down to hit the mud either. I also did the C2C on its better cousin, the Pro 6 Disc, very comfortable for hours in the saddle a...
by Shuggie
11 Jun 2016, 7:55am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tent recommendations - is what I have overkill?
Replies: 19
Views: 7052

Re: Tent recommendations - is what I have overkill?

+1 re Big Agnes in the UK. I've a Copper Spur, lovely tent for hot places, too airy for here. I'm a Terra Nova for the UK man myself. Shuggie
by Shuggie
28 Sep 2015, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suitable commuting light on vented helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 1111

Re: Suitable commuting light on vented helmet

Hi, I use the Exposure Joystick on my helmet, brilliant for what you want IMHO, I have their Strada on my bars. I believe the Trace does have a helmet mount, or probably uses the same mount as the Joystick which fits through the vents in my Giro perfectly.
by Shuggie
6 May 2015, 6:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sportive - why the cost?
Replies: 47
Views: 3432

Re: sportive - why the cost?

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by Shuggie
15 Apr 2015, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700c disc-braked wheels for road use - any recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2436

700c disc-braked wheels for road use - any recommendations

Go custom is my advice. You'll get exactly what you're looking for from the likes of Spokesmanwheels or DCR & they're in the UK. Excellent wheels & rapid service from the former IME.

Hugh
by Shuggie
30 Nov 2014, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: recommend me good tyre levers
Replies: 27
Views: 1443

Re: recommend me good tyre levers

Try VAR tyre levers, helps put difficult tyres on as well as takes them off.
by Shuggie
24 Sep 2014, 8:55pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

Re: World Time Trial chamionship (spoiler alert!)

3rd Brit if you include the women's race, Emma Pooley in 2010.
by Shuggie
8 Aug 2014, 11:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road bike with mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 2033

Re: Road bike with mudguards

Kinesis?
by Shuggie
29 Jul 2014, 6:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ribble Winter Audax bike
Replies: 20
Views: 2776

Re: Ribble Winter Audax bike

Alastair, have a look at the Dolan Preffisio which does take 25c tyres and full mudguards, I use SKS guards with Conti GP 4 Seasons, and it takes standard drop brakes. Clearance is a bit tight though so you get the occasional scraping sound, will be better with 23cs I suppose.
by Shuggie
23 Jul 2014, 11:19am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?
Replies: 47
Views: 6161

Re: ITV TdeF coverage; any good?

When I was over in the States for a few years in the noughties I had to watch TdF on Versus, can't remember what they called it before they changed the channel name. Paul & Phil did the commentary and it was clear they were covering other channels simultaneously. I do find their cliches rather t...
by Shuggie
12 Jun 2014, 6:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Prescription sunglasses
Replies: 12
Views: 3108

Re: Prescription sunglasses

Give Optilabs a call, they'll give you an idea which would suit & they will send you 3 different designs to try for free. Worked really well for me, great service.
by Shuggie
12 Apr 2014, 5:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mirror for Dawes Karakum?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Mirror for Dawes Karakum?

My preferred mirror is Bike Eye, used it on a number of road bikes, but it can be obscured by saddle bags or panniers. I have a Zefal Spy as well, the view is not as clear as the Bike Eye but is very easy to fit on all sorts of bars, just remember to remove it if resting your bike against a wall ;-)...
by Shuggie
4 Apr 2014, 9:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: mountain bike for iceland
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: mountain bike for iceland

In my experience it is not just the young ones who push the boat out every weekend ;-)

Used a hard tail MTB on the trails with XT spec, which was great when the going got rough

Hugh
by Shuggie
22 Feb 2014, 4:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: dolan bike for touring (advice needed)
Replies: 2
Views: 5181

Re: dolan bike for touring (advice needed)

Jags, it is a nice frame but not for touring IMHO. It only takes 25mm tyres max which are pretty tight if you also use mudguards. I'll let those who know more about touring than I recommend a more suitable frame. Good luck, Hugh